Charlie Parr with Chicago Farmer – at The Cedar

Charlie Parr
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 8:00pm

KFAI is proud to sponsor Charlie Parr at the Cedar Cultural Center on Saturday, February 1, at 8:00 pm.

Folk bluesman Charlie Parr is one of the hardest-working musicians around. Here's your chance to hear him up close in a seated, all-ages show at The Cedar, and enjoy his sound away from a noisy bar or festival crowd. We're expecting lots of songs from his new album, Hollandale, a January 28 release.

Many people play roots music, but few modern musicians live those roots like Minnesota's Charlie Parr. Recording since the earliest days of the 21st century, Parr's heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don't strive for authenticity: They are authentic.

It's the music of a self-taught guitarist and banjo player who grew up without a TV but with his dad's recordings of America's musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly.

Charlie's Illinois compadre and kindred spirit Chicago Farmer opens the show.

More information is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.